Home of Wasabi Air Racing

Elliot Seguin's Formula One class air race team based out of Mojave, California. Pylon racing at the National Championship Air Races in Reno Nevada. Eight airplanes racing head to head around telephone poles in the desert. Mojave is the best place on the planet to build and modify a race plane, and Wasabi is lucky to have the best support in the business.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Len Fox's Kneeboard

I got the chance to do some work with Len Fox over the weekend, who is awesome.  He had the most bitchin tiny homemade kneeboard.  The board is built out of a piece of aluminum sheet slighty undersized with a potato chip bag style jumbo paper riveted to it.  The piece that is missing from the pictures below is the very simple elastic he uses to hold it to his leg in flight.  The result is effective, compact and even looks good.  Very cool!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Arnold Ebneter Visit

Hey Guys,

Jenn and I were really fortunate in early February to finally meet Arnold Ebneter, who among other things holds the absolute distance and closed course distance records for C1-a in the airplane he designed and built for that task.  Below are some pictures of the airplane we took while we were there.  What a cool airplane!!

-Race 68

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A trip to visit Arnold Ebneter

Hey Guys,

Jenn and I got the opportunity last week to speak at EAA chapter 84 in Snohomish Washington.  It was fantastic to visit another healthy EAA chapter with great people excited about designing, building, and modifying airplanes.

While we were there we got to spend some time with world record holder Arnold Ebneter, and see his airplane the E-1.  Both the airplane and Arnold are fantastic, we'll have more photos shortly but in the meantime here are a couple of our favorites.

-Race 68

The Ebneter E-1, world C-1a distance record holder (link).
This is the control stick made out of a Snap-On screwdriver.  I couldn't help but think of the 1/4" ratchet in the panel of a long-ez or the mag-light in the panel of the NXT.  Also note the valves required to access fuel in the 6 wing fuel tanks.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A trip to visit Klaus Savier

Hey guys,

I was fortunate enough to fly out to visit Klaus (link) at Santa Paula a couple months back.

That guy sure has a good time.

Besides letting me fly the Determinator, we spent several hours digging through his past experiments.

A personal favorite was his independent induction runner mod.  Which replaced the stock continental carb and spider with a rotatary slide throttle (shown below) and independent fuel injection.  Can you imagine if this kind of thing was legal in formula one?

Party on,
-Race 68

Monday, January 20, 2014

Fuel for flight test

Hey Guys,

It has been a lot of fun sending out the Reno 2013 patches (link), exciting to see people thinking about our little airplane.

As part of the offer we promised that extra cash sent would be spent on gas for flight test.  We spent the weekend digging holes in the sky looking for speed and we wanted to thank the folks that helped buy the gas.

Craig Evans
Raymond Sewell
Jeff Williams
Dave Triano

This one is for you!

We have decided to extend the free patch offer, so get in your self addressed stamped envelope, and get your free patch.

-Race 68

Tuesday, January 14, 2014